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Duckling Breed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Deerling, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Deerling

    Deerling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure if there's much of a way to tell the breed this early (I think they're about four days old) but I was wondering if anyone could guess what kind of ducks these babies are. We got them at TSC today! They're pretty nervous, I hope we can get them to trust us and be buddies.


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    I'm sure they're probably something common. Pekin? The way they run had me thinking maybe runners, but I think that was wishful thinking.

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    Last edited: Feb 14, 2013
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    If they are standing straight up when nervous, they might be runners. I may be wishful thinking, too, since that is what I have.
     
  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope they're runners, too, but I'm thinking Pekins.
     
  4. DenverDucky

    DenverDucky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They sure are cute :) They look more like runners, my pekin didn't stand upright like that.
     
  5. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking they are probably Pekin. It looks like they are standing more upright due to your hand being there. I doubt TSC would get white runners and they aren't marked like fawn and whites.

    They will calm down. They've had alot going on so far in their short little lives. Cute little buggers.
     
  6. DenverDucky

    DenverDucky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any pics of their normal stance? That might help! Here's a pic of my pekin standing while she was duckling.

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    I called her my lil Duck Nugget :)
     
  7. Apyl

    Apyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My vote is Pekin, it looks like they are standing because the hand is there. TSC near me only sells pekin and mallards.
     
  8. Deerling

    Deerling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After doing more research I agree with most of you that they're almost surely Pekins (yay!). They were pushing up against my hand in that picture. I wasn't referring to that so much as when they do run it is much more upright that I expected. I'll try and get a picture of their normal stance today :) Thanks to everyone who weighed in! They've settled in and are already feeling much calmer.

    The only other type of duckling in at TSC with them was a little blue-grey one. I wonder what she was!
     
  9. Mike Winters

    Mike Winters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    blue swedish probably
     
  10. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm surprised that your TSC didn't tell you the breed! I have 2 stores that I go to, and breeds are always labelled.
     

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